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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing ranks ninth among China's top 10 polluted cities

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 06:19pm by Ernest Kao

    ... and Zhuhai was the air quality recorded better than the previous month. The World Bank estimates  China is home to at least 16 of the world's most polluted cities. Air pollution in the capital ... China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection on Thursday released a list of its  10 most heavily polluted cities for January - with Beijing ranking ninth. The list also includes Xingtai, ...

  2. News - China

    Beijing has 'relatively poor air quality' says environmental chief as air pollutants soar 30pc

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:37pm by Chris Luo

    ... to become a coal-free city. Earlier figures from a study publicised on Sunday in Beijing show outdoor air pollution caused 1.2 million deaths in China in 2010. This was 40 per cent of the total ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Nitrogen dioxide and the inhalable particulate matter, PM10, rose by a third Beijing's top environment official described the city's air quality ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In air pollution fight, China may start by tackling soot

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook David Fullbrook urges action on black carbon, now seen as a major cause of global warming For cleaner air, China must start tackling soot The scale of air pollution in China is, well, breathtaking. It is not only the intensity, but the pace and scale of deterioration in air quality over the past decade. And the problem has global implications even though ...

  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Monitoring to force China to come clean on air pollution

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Intensive monitoring in mainland cities will curb the manipulation of data on air quality Officials forced to come clean on pollution Environmental experts say real-time air quality updates mandated to start in 74 mainland cities on New Year's Day will leave local officials less room to manipulate data and hide the country's worsening pollution ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Air filters and face masks offer little protection to big city air pollution

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... recently up by 700 per cent compared with previous years. Even China's leaders are using air purifiers, revealing a far less nonchalant attitude to air pollution than did Donald Tsang. ... Martin Williams From costly air filters to cheap face masks, unless big cities tackle air pollution seriously the only sure protection is to move, says an expert How you can clear the air ...


    Environmental experts say China's new leadership has to tackle pollution

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... - the mainland's new leadership was ushered in a month ago amid dreadful scenes in stark contrast to the "blue sky and clear water" pledged in their vision of a beautiful China. As it faces ... experts, hearing their advice on achieving a green transformation of China. These experiences - accompanied by unprecedented environmental degradation in recent years - could give Li a better ...

  7. Air Products focuses on two China projects

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Air Products and Chemicals, the United States industrial gases group, will keep its focus on China as it starts two mega projects in the high-growth market. Steve Jones, president of Air Products' China, said Beijing's efforts to enhance energy efficiency would benefit the company's expansion and reinforce its plan to increase ...

  8. Air China leads charge at EU carbon scheme

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as China and India, due to their fast-growing volume of air traffic. 'The ETS will cost mainland carriers 800 million yuan (HK$973 million) in 2012 and increase rapidly to 3 billion yuan by 2020,' China Air Transport Association secretary general Wei Zhenzhong said at the Greener Skies Aviation and Environment Conference in Hong Kong yesterday. Wei said an Air China-led consortium ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Lanzhou in Gansu has the worst conditions, says a green report based on government data, but Haikou is cleanest for residents to breathe Air quality seriously deteriorated in some major metropolises on the mainland last year, but there were surprising improvements in a few cities, said an environmental report released in Beijing yesterday. Beijing's air was the second-most ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Clean air to breathe is a human right, too

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... and night and allowing the sun to come shining through. What an "accomplishment" that is, given the fact that Beijing experienced the worst and longest-lasting air pollution in recent history during last month. A total of 26 out of the 31 days were heavily polluted, with an air quality index reading that meant people were warned to stay indoors. The other five days of clear ...




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